Houston Rockets vs. The LA Lakers? Tracy McGrady vs. Kobe Bryant? Not!! It is more like The Houston Rockets vs. Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant had his 5th 50-point game in March against the Rockets. However, Kobe took an L this time. Him and his 53 points loss to the Rockets 107-104. He had more than half the Lakers points. It took him 44 shots to get to 53. His previous four 50-point games resulted in wins against mediocre teams. This one was against arguably the best defensive team in the league.
Yao Ming and the Rockets played a great game though. Yao had 39 points to go along with T-Mac's 30. The Rockets are a half game behind the Utah Jazz for that 4th spot in the Western Conference, which would let them have Home Court Advantage.
Sorry Kobe, as my friend Jay-Z would say "You lost One".